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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

VIEWS FROM THE STREET

How can the government better spend its money?


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Liam Morely
Security, 25
I think the government should spend money on any beautification kind of work and restoration of historical monuments. I also think more garbage bins should be installed around Japan.

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Ryo Takeyama
Designer, 25
I wish the government would hire more people to do recycling. In some parts of the city, we have to separate like 20-30 different types of things, I wish it was like that everywhere.

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Sachiyo Endo
Hair dresser, 27
The government should spend a lot of money to create a Japan Day where the whole country celebrates -- like Independence Day in America -- to create more pride in the country.

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Matthew Eddey
Teacher, 25
Tokyo could definitely do with more trees and green spaces. Also, there aren't many designated smoking places, so I'd appreciate the government creating more places where I can smoke.

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Yuriko Narusawa
Sales, 41
I would like the government to pay more money into helping slow global warming. For example, by paying people to create better ecological products that are made from natural materials.

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Atsushi Bautista
Marketing, 28
Japan should invest more in the sports industry. We're a world-wide recognized country, yet we always fail in sports. More money should be spent marketing sports as a prime-time event.



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